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You Can Change Your Overwatch Battletag For Free Thanks To McCree

Blizzard recently announced that Overwatch players will be able to change their battletags for free through next Friday, November 5.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Overwatch’s McCree Is Now Cole Cassidy

Overwatch’s McCree will now be known as Cole Cassidy, the developers announced today, further distancing the character from former designer Jesse McCree, one of the men who took part in the controversial “Cosby Suite” meet-ups.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Despite Filing Harassment Reports, Employees Say Ubisoft Isn’t Doing Much

Shortly after Valerie arrived at Ubisoft Montreal in 2018, home to the hit Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed franchises, she says she was sexually harassed and the victim of racist remarks. She reported the incidents, but says nothing was done. The harassment happened again last year, only this time she hoped the company,…Read more… Continue […]

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Despite Filing Harassment Reports, Employees Say Ubisoft Isn’t Doing Much

Shortly after Valerie arrived at Ubisoft Montreal in 2018, home to the hit Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed franchises, she says she was sexually harassed and the victim of racist remarks. She reported the incidents, but says nothing was done. The harassment happened again last year, only this time she hoped the company,…Read more… Continue […]

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Destiny 2 Nickle-And-Diming For New Dungeons Is A Bummer

Destiny 2 will get a lot of new content when The Witch Queen launches in February. Unfortunately, some of it will only be accessible to players who pony up for the Deluxe Edition of the annual expansion. It’s the latest development in the messy evolution of how Bungie monetizes Destiny, and a lot of players […]

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Destiny 2 Nickle-And-Diming For New Dungeons Is A Bummer

Destiny 2 will get a lot of new content when The Witch Queen launches in February. Unfortunately, some of it will only be accessible to players who pony up for the Deluxe Edition of the annual expansion. It’s the latest development in the messy evolution of how Bungie monetizes Destiny, and a lot of players […]

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‘More Than 20’ Activision Blizzard Employees Have ‘Exited’ Over Harassment Lawsuit

With the company still mired in lawsuits spurred on by historical allegations of harassment, Activision Blizzard has used an interview with the Financial Times to disclose that a number of employees have “exited”, and more “disciplined”, in the wake of the case.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Activision Blizzard May Have Found A Way To Wriggle Out Of California Lawsuit

Activision Blizzard, embroiled in legal wranglings over alleged appalling work conditions for its staff, has requested additional time to investigate and potentially disqualify the California Department of Fair and Equal Housing from its ongoing legal battle with the agency. This is on account of potential ethics…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battlefield 2042’s Last Mode Seems Like Exactly What The Beta Was Missing

DICE has long insisted that Battlefield 2042, its forthcoming first-person shooter, wouldn’t have a battle royale component. Today the company detailed the game’s third and final gameplay mode, Hazard Zone, in a blog post, and it is not a battle royale. But it’s not not a battle royale either.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Battlefield 2042’s Last Mode Seems Like Exactly What The Beta Was Missing

DICE has long insisted that Battlefield 2042, its forthcoming first-person shooter, wouldn’t have a battle royale component. Today the company detailed the game’s third and final gameplay mode, Hazard Zone, in a blog post, and it is not a battle royale. But it’s not not a battle royale either.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Activision Says Call Of Duty: Warzone, Vanguard Are Getting New, Souped-Up Anti-Cheat

Amidst numerous lawsuits claiming the company fostered an abuse-filled working environment, Activision Blizzard is getting serious about Call of Duty: Warzone cheaters with the introduction of its new, proprietary Ricochet Anti-Cheat system.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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FFXIV Director Wants You To Be Normal About The Game’s Success

In a recent interview with PC Gamer, Final Fantasy XIV Director Naoki Yoshida spoke at length about the MMO’s influx of players, and his mixed feelings about World of Warcraft comparisons. At the heart of it all is Yoshida’s consistent refrain that video games are just that: video games. So don’t be weird about them.Read […]

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Union Pissed About Meager Activision Blizzard Settlement, Demands Fairness Hearing

Today, the Communication Workers of America union filed an objection to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) proposed settlement with Activision Blizzard regarding sexual harassment allegations at the game publisher. The union is, to say the least, unhappy with the settlement for reasons it…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Activision Blizzard Lawsuit Mess Gets Far Messier

As the legal maelstrom continues to grow in the multiple cases against Activision Blizzard, things have taken one of the most bizarre twists yet. The EEOC (with whom Activision Blizzard are attempting to settle) has accused the California DFEH (who are attempting to intervene in that settlement) of using its own…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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California Steps In To Prevent Activision Blizzard Destroying Sexual Harassment Evidence

Yesterday, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) filed a motion to intervene in a potential settlement between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Activision Blizzard. The motion argues that the DFEH’s own trial against Activision Blizzard will be irreparably damaged…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Destiny 2 Maker Ditches Corporate Anti-Worker Policy

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons announced yesterday that the studio behind genre-defining franchises like Halo and Destiny would be getting rid of mandatory arbitration clauses in its developer contracts moving forward. The news comes as the anti-worker policies face renewed criticism across the games industry in light of a… Read more…

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Labor Union Suggests $18M Activision Blizzard Settlement Akin To Pennies

Following news that Activision Blizzard plans to settle the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) complaint for just $18 million, workers at a labor union say it doesn’t do enough to curb “corporate bad actors.”Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Now There Are Three U.S. Government Groups Suing Activision Blizzard

Update 09/27/2021 7:45 p.m. ET: Activision Blizzard just put out a press release indicating that it has reached an agreement to settle the just-revealed EEOC lawsuit. It states in part:Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Overwatch 2 Debuts At Tourney, Seemingly Missing Jeff Kaplan Nod

Some of the best players in the world took the reins to Overwatch 2 over the weekend during the recent Overwatch League 2021 championship. During the tourney broadcast, these pros showed off a couple of big character reworks and strategic overhauls coming to the sequel, while also highlighting an apparent missing…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Diablo II: Resurrected Is Mostly Just Diablo II, For Better Or Worse

It’s the year of our lord 2021 and I’m playing Diablo II on my PlayStation 5.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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